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December 31, 2010 – The End The Beginning

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December 31, 2010
This is it. The last day of my snapshot365 project. Day 365! I could have chosen many other options for my final day but I chose THIS one for a very specific reason. If you don’t know why that is, check out the photo that began it all: January 1, 2010. I have come full circle with a journey in between that took me 1/2-way around the world.

And so it ends….well, almost. I am working, right now, on some final thoughts from this years photo excursion that I will post either late tonight or first thing in the morning. I invite you to come back to share in what I feel I have learned.

But this is also the beginning – only I don’t know where this one will end. Thanks for sticking this out with me.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/250 | ISO100

September 4, 2010 – Cezanne

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September 5, 2010Last night (Friday evening), Carol and I went to the Phoenix Art Museum to experience the artwork of Paul Cezanne (French artist in the late 19th century and early 20th century) and his influence on American Modernism.  It was quite interesting. I knew  next to nothing about him and his work.

One thing that fascinated me was not that they exhibited many American artists whose works were directly inspired by Cezanne but the exhibited photographers whose work displayed evidence of influence by him.  It caught my attention because you have one art media affected by the works in another media in a very direct way.

So, today’s entry is a nod in Cezanne’s direction. I know it is more that “being influenced” but an attempt to recreate a photographic version of his work.  I don’t know a lot about how he painted and what it was about his efforts that was so stricking for others but a few things we learned.  He did a lot of still lifes.  He usually exaggerated that angle of the table top so you can see what was ON the table better.  Also, there was no importance placed on any piece of his composition.  It was also mentioned during our tour that the bowls and other adornments appeared to tip toward the viewer – not in true perspective but somehow in a way that makes sense.  Whether you feel the bowl and pitcher actually appear to tip toward the viewer or not, it is a nod to the artist as an attempt to get to know him and experience true re-birth of what was once lost.

July 31, 2010 – Rain

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July 31, 2010

I just tried to find some way to capture that it really does rain in Phoenix without the cliche of taking a picture of something with the blurred motion of rain falling around it. We had a very good and more than needed soaking today.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/50 | ISO100

April 8, 2010 – Under the Bridge

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April 8, 2010

Under the bridge of 7th Avenue, just south of downtown Phoenix

March 19, 2010 – Morning Sky

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March 19, 2010

March 11, 2010 – Rhythm

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March 11, 2010

Today’s little experiment: RHYTHM …or PATTERN ….er, or RHYTHM.

Which brings up an interesting thought: Can you have rhythm without a pattern?  Can you have pattern without a rhythm?  Any of you musicians out there have an answer to this mini-puzzler?

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100

February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f13 | 1/30 | ISO100